How Poetry Can Change Your Heart

How Poetry Can Change Your Heart

How can a poem transform a life? Could poetry change the world? In this accessible volume, spoken-word stars Andrea Gibson and Megan Falley roll out the welcome mat and prove that poetry is for everyone. Whether lapsed poetry lovers, aspiring poets, or total novices, readers will learn to uncover verse in unexpected places, find their way through a poem when they don't qui...

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Title:How Poetry Can Change Your Heart
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How Poetry Can Change Your Heart Reviews

  • Coco Peezy

    Instantly fills your heart up!

  • Celia Buell

    I'm not going to say this book has changed my life, but I think that's mostly because poetry already has. I am a writer and poet at heart, and I've been writing poetry for more than six years now.

    I agreed with most of what

    and

    said in this guide, and none of it was really anything I didn't know. I did like the contrast in the early part of the book between the poetr

    I'm not going to say this book has changed my life, but I think that's mostly because poetry already has. I am a writer and poet at heart, and I've been writing poetry for more than six years now.

    I agreed with most of what

    and

    said in this guide, and none of it was really anything I didn't know. I did like the contrast in the early part of the book between the poetry everyone learns in school, and the way poetry can be seen by everyone.

    I think the part that resonated with me the most, though, was the writing tips. Although most of them are things I know and do sometimes, I don't do them regularly, and some of them were things I didn't really even think about. For instance, poetry from lists is something I've often done at poetry workshops, but it's never something I try to do at home or with my own writing.

    I somewhat disagree with the statement that "Writer's block is make-believe and many times used as an excuse to be lazy..." (115), but I think the authors did have a point when saying that one way to combat this is to write every day. This is also something I need to put into practice more.

    I understand why the book was so small, but I wish some of the chapters were a little longer. Some of them kind of left me hanging, wanting to know more about poetry in general, and the way it is seen through different eyes. They touch on this briefly, but I wish there was more about the ways people experience poetry throughout the world.

    This is definitely a book I want to keep around. It's a useful guide for when I'm stuck, and I hope having it will encourage me to write more and also read and appreciate more poetry.

  • Angie Ebba

    Would be great for a HS classroom or someone who isn’t a writer already. Had some good excepts I will use in my classroom.

  • Catherine T

    An excellent guide to appreciating poetry, especially if you were forced to analyse it in school with all the pretentiousness and formula that usually comes with it. I also liked the tips for writing, which occasionally I'll need as a jump start.

    Only one problem with the book, and that's the color of the pages and writing. It's a light brown on pink, or a light pink on brown in alternating pages, and if your lighting isn't perfect, or your eyesight isn't sharpshooter amazing, there may be troubl

    An excellent guide to appreciating poetry, especially if you were forced to analyse it in school with all the pretentiousness and formula that usually comes with it. I also liked the tips for writing, which occasionally I'll need as a jump start.

    Only one problem with the book, and that's the color of the pages and writing. It's a light brown on pink, or a light pink on brown in alternating pages, and if your lighting isn't perfect, or your eyesight isn't sharpshooter amazing, there may be trouble actually reading the book. It smells great, though.

  • Sara Hunt

    A simple book that explores poetry and its different formats. There wasn't much new information in this book but it was written in a way that made it seem fresh and easily understandable. I personally picked up a few useful tips from reading this book. As a poetry writer who struggles with health issues I find writing isn't always easy but this book felt inspiring and made me want to write again. You can tell this book is written by people who enjoy and practice the craft of poetry. Both Megan a

    A simple book that explores poetry and its different formats. There wasn't much new information in this book but it was written in a way that made it seem fresh and easily understandable. I personally picked up a few useful tips from reading this book. As a poetry writer who struggles with health issues I find writing isn't always easy but this book felt inspiring and made me want to write again. You can tell this book is written by people who enjoy and practice the craft of poetry. Both Megan and Andrea are remarkable poets in their own right and that was a joy to read.

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